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Welcome to Georgetown Village
We're glad you're here!








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Basic Training 4 Your Body


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2019 Annual Fundraiser


Georgetown Village (GV), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing services and programs in Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, and nearby neighborhoods. GV was established to help our neighbors age in place by providing them with a variety of support services, educational opportunities, cultural and social programming. We provide trained and vetted volunteers and when necessary professional service providers to meet our members’ needs.

Georgetown Village is part of a growing network of similar communities nationwide, including many in the Washington, DC area, in which neighbors are helping neighbors. Our village represents the new face of aging-in-place that allows Village members to live full lives in their own homes with the assistance of  their neighbors. In this way we create a caring, supportive, local community to help seniors remain safely and happily in their own homes.

Come be part of a caring, supportive community.

The Georgetown Village office is located in the Penzance/Long & Foster building, on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano and Administrative Assistant, Varnita Holtzclaw Monday through Thursday, from 10 am - 6 pm. The office is not open on Federal Holidays.

Be sure to call before you stop by in case we are out helping one of our members or enjoying some of our trips or social activities!

Georgetown Village News and Events
SAVE THE DATE- 
2020 Spring Celebration 
Honoring Martin's Tavern 
& the Martin Family
May 7, 2020
6:30 pm
2020 Spring Celebration

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  

Slideshow
Jan. 30th Financial Planning

 
Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter
Our February Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here to read the February newsletter. 

Coffee Talk - Thursdays at 10:30 am 
Please join others for coffee, tea, cookies, and discussion. All are welcome. If you have never attended a Thursday GV Coffee Talk, it is a great way to get out and try some new things and meet new people - we hope to see you soon!
We meet in the St. John's Episcopal board room
(3240 O Street NW) please use the entrance on Potomac Street. 

Portable IT Support

Do you have a question about using your iPhone or android phone? Do you need to learn how to change the font on your laptop or kindle?  Bring your portable electronics and your questions to our IT Support Group sessions and learn from our volunteers and other members.  We also share tips about useful apps. Some of our members have also learned how to use Uber and Lyft during these sessions! Join us 10:30 am-12 pm on February 19th.  We will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 

Monday, February 17th

"GV Favorite Reads"

Come prepared to discuss books that have been previously read by the group.

If you have recommendations or suggestions please email them directly to Toni Russin tonirussin@hotmail.com.  Please click here to check out our book list.


Georgetown Village Around the World

Please share your amazing travel photos of the last place you've traveled to with the village electronically.  The name of the album is "Georgetown Village Around the World".  Please limit your photos to no more than three of your favorites so we can try to include as many Village members as possible.
Images can be sent to Varnita via email at
varnita@georgetown-village.org




Basic Training 4 Your Body
Exercise Class


There will be no class on
Monday, February 17th due to the Presidents Day holiday.

  Class will resume
Monday, February 24th


Christ Church of Georgetown
3116 O Street NW
Parish Hall (Second Floor)
Cost $10.00

Free for GV Members!

This is a fitness class that focuses on the basics of functional movement. Great for first times, deconditioned adults, and anyone looking to improve their activity level. We work on balance, memory, flexibility, breathing, strength, cardio, etc. The class includes a variety of seated and standing exercises and is a perfect start for most seniors. All are welcome! 

Please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 to sign up.




Canasta Game
3- 5 pm 


Our canasta group is looking for new members  and they would love to have you join them!  If you haven't played in a while and would like a refresher, or would like to learn how to play, they are happy to teach you. 

This friendly game takes place regularly at Pat Scolaro's home.  Let us know if you would like to join in the fun!   

For more information, please contact Pat Scolaro.





Tuesday, February 4th
5:30 - 7 pm

High Street Cafe
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW 




Lunch
Wednesday, February 12th
12:30 pm 

Pinstripes Bistro
1064 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 to sign up.

 

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The GV Office will be closed on
Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents Day.

 



Monday, February 17th

10:30 am

3400 O Street NW

Come join us as we discuss books that have been previously read by the group.

Please contact the GV Office at
202-999-8988 to sign up. 






Tuesday, February 18th
5:30 - 7 pm

Brasserie Liberte
3251 Prospect Street NW






Friday, February 21st


12 pm Lunch - Catcus Cantina 
3300 Wisconsin Ave NW

click here to view the lunch menu

Tour Begins at 1:45 pm

To sign up contact the GV office at 202-999-8988. Please let us know if you will be joining us for lunch.  

Join us at the National Cathedral for their popular Highlights tour.  Explore the must-see details of the Cathedral’s dramatic art and architecture with a guided tour tailored for first-time visitors.  The tour, on the nave level, lasts 30-40 minutes and costs $6.00.


To sign up please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988.



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Tuesday, February 25th 

Dinner @ Mr. Smith's on K Street NW

Movie - AMC Georgetown 
3111 K St NW

Feel free to contact the GV office  a week prior at 202-999-8988 if you have a film you would like to recommend. 

 


"Second Careers: Breaking the Retirement Mold"

Thursday, February 27th @ 6:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW
(Use the Potomac Street Entrance)

Seniors today at are living healthier and longer, presenting them with more opportunities to continue to work after full-time employment and finding new ways to contribute to their communities and younger generations.  Please join us for a panel moderated by Georgetown Village Board Member Bill Plante, to include representatives from AARP and Georgetown Village Members who have reinvented their lives!  

To reserve your participation in events, please contact the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 or email rsvp@georgetown-village.org

 
Georgetown Village is offering this set of four educational programs FREE to its members. The cost to Village volunteers and members of other Villages is $30.00 for the series and $10.00 per session, for community members the cost is $15.00 per session or $50.00 for the entire series.


Georgetown Village thanks our series sponsors:

Toni and Jonathan Russin ∙ Jim Smith ∙ Barbara Hall ∙ Kelly Advocacy Outcomes, LLC ∙ Emily Sommers


Reserve early to assure your spot in the room!

We hope to see you there! 


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Tour the Smithsonian's New Fossil Hall

Friday, March 6, 2020


Lunch - 1310 Kitchen @ 12:00 pm

Georgetown Village plans to tour the Smithsonian's new Fossil Hall, which reopened in the summer of 2019, at the National Museum of Natural History. The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils--Deep Time features more than 700 specimens, including dinosaurs, plants, animals and insects, and depicts a journey through time on earth of more than 3.7 billion years, starting in the past and ending in the future. We will meet at the 1310 Kitchen on Wisconsin Avenue for a quick lunch at noon and take cabs to the exhibit from there. Please call the office at 202-999-8988 to join us for this fun filled afternoon.

 

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Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

 

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday and Trader Joe's every 3rd Thursday (times vary)


Check our event calendar for additional information.

Contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 to make your reservation by 3 pm Wednesday.
E-Cycling Service for GV Members:

If you have old unwanted electronics to dispose of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during Georgetown Village Office Hours , or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  

We will collect the electronics, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.


DC Village Collaborations


Villages in the DC area work closely together and we often share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs.  Therefore, we are now listing joint Village activities in a new category labeled DC Village Collaborations. 


 

 



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Get Medicare Info on Your Cell Phone

Did you know that you can now get some of the most-used information from the Medicare.gov website on your mobile phone? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new app, called "What's Covered," that is available for free in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. For more information, you can read about the app on the CMS website.




Click here to read this informative article which mentions five lifestyle habits that could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent. 







 





What's New and in the News







Protecting Older Adults from Financial Fraud


Financial fraud targeting older Americans is a growing epidemic that costs seniors an estimated $2.9 billion annually according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This estimate is likely low as often seniors do not report fraud because they are too ashamed to admit they have been scammed, may not even know that they are victims, or do not know how to report it.  In the ongoing efforts to protect seniors from internet and telephone scams, the US Senate Special
Committee on Aging (Aging Committee) has taken a keen interest in helping protect seniors from internet and telephone scams. 

With help from Leading Age a voice for the aging, this guide will help answer the many questions regarding telephone and internet scams targeting older adults. Click here to learn how to protect older adults from telephone and internet scams.  


Top 25 Best New Cars for Seniors


Senior drivers and others with limited mobility need a car that’s easy to get into and out of, with controls that are easy to reach and intuitive to use. Here are 25 new models that best fit the bill.

Subaru Forester             

Subaru Outback               

Kia Soul                              

Chrysler Pacifica               .

Subaru Legacy   

Kia Sportage      

Toyota Highlander          

Toyota RAV4     

Honda Odyssey                                              

Nissan Rogue    

Ford C-Max        

Toyota Sienna   

Honda Pilot      

Honda CR-V

Kia Forte                            

Hyundai Sonata                

Ford Escape       

Toyota Corolla                 

Subaru Crosstrek                                           

Honda HR-V                                     

Kia Sorento        

Hyundai Santa Fe             

Kia Cadenza                                     

Audi Q7

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport   

 

These Senior Features represent vehicles that excel for particular attributes:


Front-Seat Access - Low door sills, wider openings, and step-in heights that reduce the need for ducking or climbing make entr